Training Opportunities

WCSPC lists training opportunities as a public service and does not run, recommend, endorse, or fund any listed groups.  Before attending a training listed here, please contact the facilitator to confirm that all information provided is up-to-date. All training opportunities listed here are free to attend.

Wood County TRAINING

NAMI Wood County                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CIT Training                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) programs are local initiatives designed to improve how law enforcement and the community respond to people experiencing mental health crises. They are built on strong partnerships between law enforcement, mental health provider agencies, and individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Mental Health First Aid Training                                                                                                                                                                                      Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course.       

For these trainings, contact (419) 352-0626

Wood County Educational Services Center                                                                                                                                                                Youth Mental Health First Aid                                                                                                                                                                                                        Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program that introduces you to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents and transitional-aged youth, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches you how to help a young person in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The course uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to recognize a mental health crisis, provide initial help and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.          

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training                                                                                                                                                                             Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope and know how to get help and save a life.

For these trainings, please contact: (419) 354-9010                                            

State-wide trainings

Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation                                                                                                                                                                     

Zero Suicide Institute's Safety Planning Training                                                                                                                                                             Learn who, what, where, when, and how to create a safety plan to support a person at risk of suicide. Build confidence in counseling on access to lethal means and practice your skills in a supportive learning environment. 3.5 CEs will be provided to Ohio social workers, counselors, and psychologists.

Trainings AVAILABLE 24/7

Prevention Institute                                                                                                                                                                                                              Suicide Prevention Modules

Suicide Prevention Resource Center                                                                                                                                                                                        Webinar Database           

Zero Suicide Alliance                                                                                                                                                                                                            Suicide Awareness Training                                                                                                                                                                                                     The training is recommended for anyone aged 16 and over. Participants will learn how to spot suicide warning signs, how to have a conversation with someone you're worried about, where to signpost to for further support and that suicide is preventable. 

Suicide Awareness Training - Student Edition                                                                                                                                                             This edition of suicide awareness training has been developed specifically for university students and includes information and scenarios that are related to experiences at university.

Suicide Awareness Training - Veteran Edition                                                                                                                                                         Developed with Help for Heroes, the aim of this training is to provide participants with practice in handling difficult situations where a person may be at risk of suicide. This interactive training course includes three conversation examples: with a loved one, a colleague, and a stranger.